Lac Ste. Anne County Coun­cil briefs

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Nov. 10 meet­ing

Onoway & District His­tor­i­cal Guild Re­ceives Grant Fund­ing

Lac Ste. Anne County Coun­cil ap­proved an ad­di­tional $4,000 in sup­ple­men­tary grants for the Onoway & District His­tor­i­cal Guild in 2016, at the reg­u­lar Coun­cil meet­ing Novem­ber 10, 2016. Coun­cil val­ues the com­mu­nity vol­un­teer or­ga­ni­za­tions who op­er­ate com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties pro­mot­ing great pro­grams and ser­vices avail­able to all ratepay­ers.

The Onoway & District His­tor­i­cal Guild is one such or­ga­ni­za­tion, op­er­at­ing the Onoway Her­itage Cen­ter, the hub of many ac­tiv­i­ties in the east end of the County. At the Septem­ber 8th, 2016 meet­ing, the His­tor­i­cal Guild ap­proached Coun­cil to re­quest ad­di­tional grant fund­ing for the Onoway Her­itage Cen­tre to sup­ple­ment the grant re­ceived in 2016 as part of the Recre­ation Pro­gram & Fa­cil­ity En­hance­ment Pro­gram.

Let­ter of Sup­port for Ri­par­ian Health Assess­ments on the Stur­geon River

At the reg­u­lar Coun­cil meet­ing Novem­ber 10, 2016, County Coun­cil re­quested that a let­ter of sup­port be for­warded to the North Saskatchewan Water­shed Al­liance back­ing their ap­pli­ca­tion, to the Fed­eral En­vi­ron­men­tal Dam­ages Fund, to com­plete ri­par­ian health assess­ments on the en­tirety of the Stur­geon River. These assess­ments will as­sist with iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of high–pri­or­ity ri­par­ian man­age­ment zones re­quir­ing restora­tion, im­prove­ment, or pro­tec­tion. This work will ben­e­fit the County’s Al­ter­na­tive Land Use Ser­vices (ALUS) out­reach ac­tiv­i­ties to fo­cus on these higher pri­or­ity ar­eas. Lac Ste. Anne County is a par­tic­i­pant in the Stur­geon River Water­shed Al­liance (SRWA), on be­half of whom this ap­pli­ca­tion is pro­ceed­ing.

Coun­cil is pleased to sup­port this ini­tia­tive in sup­port of the en­vi­ron­ment and preser­va­tion of lo­cal fresh water re­sources.

Sup­port for Al­berta Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship with Town of May­erthorpe

Lac Ste. Anne County has signed a let­ter of sup­port for a grant ap­pli­ca­tion to the Al­berta Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship (ACP) grant for the fur­ther devel­op­ment of an In­ter-mu­nic­i­pal Col­lab­o­ra­tion Frame­work with the Town of May­erthorpe. This frame­work will high­light and for­mal­ize ex­ist­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive work be­tween our com­mu­ni­ties, as well as pro­vid­ing a fo­rum for the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties to work more closely to­gether to bet­ter man­age growth, co­or­di­nate ser­vice de­liv­ery, and op­ti­mize re­sources for citizens.

The frame­work will ad­dress in­ter­mu­nic­i­pal land-use plan­ning and how ser­vic­ing will sup­port devel­op­ment, as well as regional ser­vice de­liv­ery and fund­ing.

Tem­po­rary Road Clo­sure

Lac Ste. Anne County has placed a tem­po­rary road clo­sure on Range Road 91 north of Hwy. 18 for 1.6 kilo­me­tres (see map below). The ac­cess will be bar­ri­caded for the du­ra­tion of the clo­sure. Lac Ste. Anne County be­lieves in tak­ing a strate­gic ap­proach to mon­i­tor ex­panded un­man­aged recre­ation use (mo­tor­ized off-road ve­hi­cles) on many of our un­de­vel­oped road al­lowances. With the sig­nif­i­cant amount of mois­ture the County re­ceived this year, many of these ar­eas are now en­vi­ron­men­tally sen­si­tive to ve­hic­u­lar traf­fic that could af­fect the in­tegrity at a base level.

These un­de­vel­oped road al­lowances are not main­tained for mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­cess and with this in mind, tem­po­rary road clo­sures are im­ple­mented to mit­i­gate risks to user safety and degra­da­tion of the area. Should you have fur­ther ques­tions or con­cerns, please con­tact the Pub­lic Works Depart­ment at 1-866-880-5722.

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